DEEP: Database of Early English Playbooks

1655 Rider, William The Twins

Reference Information

DEEP #: 1105
Greg #: 742a
STC/Wing #: R1446
Record Type: Single-Play Playbook
Play Type: Adult Professional
Genre (Annals): Tragicomedy
Book Edition: 1
Play Edition: 1
Format: Quarto
Leaves: 26
Date of First Publication: 1655
Date of First Production: 1635 [1630-1642]
Company of First Production: King's Revels Company
Company Attribution: n/a
Total Editions: 1 quarto

Title-Page Features

Title: THE TWINS. A Tragi-Comedy.
Author: WRITTEN BY W. RIDER, Master of Arts.
Performance: Acted at the Private House at Salisbury-Court, with general Applause.
Imprint: LONDON, Printed for Robert Pollard at the Ben Johnson's Head behind the Exchange, and John Sweeting at the Angel in Popes-head Alley. 1655.

Paratextual Material

Character List: "The Persons of the Play" [A2v]

Stationer Information

Printer: [unknown]
Publisher: Sweeting, John; Pollard, Robert
Imprint Location: O.11 (Royal Exchange - Pope's Head Alley); O.8 (Royal Exchange - South Entrance)
Entries in Stationers' Register: Feb 15, 1612: Entered to Edward Blount: "A tragedye called, The Twynnes tragedye by [blank] Niccolls". (Unlikely to have any connection with this play.)
Jun 20, 1655: Entered to John Sweeting: "a booke entituled The Twinnes a TragiComedy written by W. Rider. Mr. A."